We needed to change three sets of tapware (bath and two showers) so went out and bought new taps. Unfortunately old tapware (Ideal Standard brand of about 10 years ago) used slightly larger spindle size (and different style too). Also unfortunately, all three tap sets are attached to tiled walls.
A couple of questions.
Is it likely that there has been some sort of size adaptor inserted into the plumbing to allow for this? Can't see anything beyond spindle connection - it's all grouted in.
If not, how far back is it likely that the different sized plumbing exists? That is, how big a job is redoing the plumbing to standard size likely to be? Can't get new tiles the same as the old ones but have a few spare ones but not sure if they will be enough so am concerned about having to chip out a whole heap of tiles to do the job.
It would be great if there were new taps available that used these same spindles but after much searching this doesn't seem a likely option.
Any clues or advice much appreciated.